The European Student Card, or ESC, is simply the university’s current Student ID card, with the addition of certain elements to identify it as part of the European Student Card initiative. In UCC, for academic year 2018/19, this means the addition of the ESC holographic logo on the bottom right of Student ID cards.
The ESC is an EU initiative, funded by the EU Commission, and its aim is to ease the mobility of students between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Europe.
Your UCC ID card will continue to function as it always has. However, newly printed cards from the start of academic year 2018/19 can have the ESC Logo placed on their ID cards by request.